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January HM - Australia?

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January HM - Australia?

it's honeymoon time in January. I would love to go to Australia, however, i have heard that the weather is extremely warm and most people are on vacation. Is it really the best location for a honeymoon knowing this?

Any feedback is welcome - if Australia is a go for January - what itinerary would you recommend?

thanks!!

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1. Re: January HM - Australia?

Hello Bostonsoxgal

Yes it is really warm and yes a large portion of the population is on holidays in January.

The temperature is regularly over 100f in the southern states and where I am from in the middle of NSW, sometimes as high as 120f.

So, it's up to you! Just make sure you have booked!

Regards: Jim

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2. Re: January HM - Australia?

January in Australia is hot, it would depend on what you want to do - central australia/Uluru would be incredibly hot, in my opinion too hot. Beaches around northern Australia have stingers through summer so you can't swim, however, this is not a major issue as I think you can still go to the Reef and there are lots of other things to do.

I am from Sydney and Sydney in January is great, warm days, warm nights, the Sydney Festival is on so lots to do. Sydney beaches are great and really anywhere along the coast is lovely in January. The biggest issue you will find is that January is the big school holiday so prices are relatively more expensive and you would need to be more careful to book accomodation than you would usually need to be.

Good luck

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3. Re: January HM - Australia?

January in Australia is hot, it would depend on what you want to do - central australia/Uluru would be incredibly hot, in my opinion too hot.

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Yes, that reminds me of what happened to a German tourist several years ago. She boarded a plane in cold Germany, kept in aircon by travelling everywhere by plane until she reached Alice Springs. She deplaned in Alice Springs and dropped from the heat.

So, anyone coming from cold climates, be aware that you should introduce yourself slowly to the Australian summer heat.

By the way, my temperatures mentioned above are in the shade. It is even hotter out in the sun.

Regards: Jim

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4. Re: January HM - Australia?

Jim, your story reminded me, DH and I honeymooned in Cairns in late spring and it took a day to acclimatise to the heat and humidity.

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5. Re: January HM - Australia?

Hi! bostonsoxgal,

Congrats on getting married soon? As others have said very hot in January avoid Northern Territory and North Queensland as the humidity is a killer. Plenty of 30+ sunscreen is needed in our summer. Look for accommodation outside the city centre if planning on Sydney as it would be cheaper e.g. Parramatta then you can catch the "CAT" (type of ferry up to Sydney Harbour) good way to take in the sights. Places like the Gold Coast in Queensland will be swamped with parents and kids for school holidays.

The Southern Highlands of NSW are beautiful and there are some really romantic hideaways try

http://www. beautifulaccommodation.com/newsouthwales

If you like the great out doors hire a campervan/ mobile home and go done the south coast of New South Wales not as commercialised as the central or north coast. Hope this helps.

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